Nintendo arguably saved the best for last with its latest Direct, with what seems to be a remaster for Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Developed by Intelligent Systems and released in 2004 for the Nintendo GameCube, the remaster is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2024. Check out the first trailer below.
Unlike modern Paper Mario titles like The Origami King, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door utilizes a turn-based combat system focused on timing your button presses. You use Flower Points to unleash powerful attacks and Star Power for special moves. There’s also an audience that watches the action, who will toss items to Mario and restore Star Power based on your performance.
Otherwise, the title retains the series’ signature sense of humor and exploration with a colorful cast of characters and a paper-heavy aesthetic. Stay tuned for more details on the remaster in the coming months. Super Mario RPG Remake is coming in November, while Princess Peach: Showtime! has received its first gameplay trailer, so Mario fans are eating well.